oh those are the ones my mom left in my room when I was around 10 years old. It was a few months after I’d accidentally forgot to return a library book that she thought was my older sister’s. Some kind of “What’s happening to my body?” book – whatever was available back then. So that’s probably what prompted her to get these and leave them on my bed. I was glad and never said a word on where they came from.
It was enough for a while. But then around the age of 12-14 years old, I found “Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior of the Human Male” in my public library. [it wasn’t in the children’s section] I was a statistics nerd – not baseball cards (hated sports) but world records and things. And so finding out all of the ranges of normal human male behavior was super interesting.
I read it at the library – it was a reference book. Hours and hours after school one day. Came home late. Read it cover to cover – all the tables and charts, the quotes from different men that were interviewed.
I’d wanted to find the companion “Sexual Behavior of the Human Female” but my library never got that in.
This were the days just prior to the internet being available so there was just whatever mom bought or the public library or whatever rumors floated around or imagination. I ignored rumors thankfully.
Anything is better than nothing but I’d treat it like a history project: Compare and contrast then and now.